Type:Towns & Villages

The Droit House, Stone Pier, Margate, Kent, CT9 1JD

Tel: +44 01843 577577



A stroll around Broadstairs is a journey of discovery, with a lovely surprise around nearly every corner - quirky little lanes, tiny flint houses and fishermen’s cottages nestle together.

For Charles Dickens, Broadstairs was “the freshest, freest place”, and today the town still charms. There are plenty of Dickens connections - the imposing cliff-top Bleak House and Dickens House Museum, once home to the woman who inspired the character of Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield or through the name of businesses.

A promenade amble reveals charming gardens, great for relaxing in with a delicious homemade ice cream, whilst a clifftop stroll uncovers seven beautiful sandy beaches and bays, each a little different. The resort’s horseshoe shaped Viking Bay, is home to children’s amusements and surf school. Joss Bay is rural and offers great surfing opportunities, whilst Botany Bay is quiet, secluded and can feel a million miles from anywhere. Visit Crampton Tower Museum, a fascinating small museum, partly housed in a flint tower or join an award-winning costumed St Peter’s Village Tour

The resort has a full calendar of events from the annual Dickens Festival (June) and Folk Week (August) to the Blues Bash (February) and Food Festival (Autumn). There are a mouth-watering number of restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from – you could eat your way around the world.

For things to do in Broadstairs, click here or read our blog for inspiration.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By road Excellent road links with the M20 and M2 motorways close by provide easy links from London and its airports via the M25 orbital motorway  Broadstairs is situated on the A255 and on the coast between Ramsgate and Margate.

Public Transport Directions

By rail There are frequent trains between London Victoria and Charing Cross, and Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Journey times are approximately 1 hour 50 minutes (Victoria) and 2 hours (Charing Cross). By Bus National Express runs a national network of coach services. Express coaches run from London Victoria to Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Textphone: +44 (0) 121 455 0086 For information on local bus services:

What's Nearby

  1. Crampton Tower Museum

    The Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower…

    0.08 miles away
  2. Joss Bay Surf School

    South East England’s premiere surf school. Established in 1998 we have given thousands of…

    0.12 miles away
  3. Theatre Royal Margate

    The Theatre Royal, Addington Street Margate Kent, is perhaps southern England's most…

    0.29 miles away
  1. Louisa Bay

    A small popular tucked away bay that is great for rock pooling with a promenade café

    0.32 miles away
  2. Viking Bay

    This magnificent horse shoe shaped bay is the main attraction in Broadstairs.

    0.33 miles away
  3. Dickens House Museum

    The museum is housed in the cottage that was Charles Dickens’ inspiration for the home of…

    0.33 miles away
  4. Stone Bay

    A beautiful bay with scope for rock pooling.

    0.48 miles away
  5. Dumpton Gap

    Dumpton Gap offers one of the best low tide walking routes to Ramsgate during low tide.

    0.72 miles away
  6. North Foreland Golf Club

    North Foreland Golf Club offers seaside golf at its best: with views of the sea from…

    1.3 miles away
  7. Joss Bay

    A surfer’s paradise, this popular 200-metre long bay is known as the best surfing beach…

    1.47 miles away
  8. Ramsgate Tunnels

    Put on a hard hat and pick up a lantern for a guided tour of Ramsgate’s wartime tunnels.…

    1.77 miles away
  9. Kingsgate Bay

    Some of the best examples of sea caves in the country can be found here.

    1.8 miles away
  10. Ramsgate Main Sands

    Ramsgate offers a popular long stretch of sandy beach situated right next to the only…

    1.89 miles away
  11. Ramsgate Maritime Museum

    Situated in the Clock House on the quayside at Ramsgate Harbour, Ramsgate Maritime Museum…

    1.96 miles away
  12. Botany Bay

    This hidden gem offers stunning views of white cliffs and beautiful chalk stacks.

    2.05 miles away
  13. Ramsgate Royal Harbour and Marina

    Located on the South-East tip of England, the historic town of Ramsgate has the only…

    2.13 miles away
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